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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Hawks’ price fails to match lofty predictions

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 27 / 15

The Atlanta Hawks are selling for what sources say is in the neighborhood of $850 million. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES When all is said and done, the equity paid for the Atlanta Hawks in t...

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